The Nobel for Economics this year acknowledged the efforts of those favouring natural experiments to examine conventional ideas
Other than exposing the weakness of regulatory institutions, the recent spate of leaks seems to have failed to catch attention.
Caught between global reluctance and Taliban intransigence, Pakistan finds itself between a rock and a hard place.
In this special report, the Dawn B&F team digs deeper into data and stories to identify ways to make good on the global pledge.
The EVM-based elections in 2023, according to relevant circles, will double the cost of the extensive exercise.
While the private sector at large seems to be feeling a bit jittery there are others who see the glass still half-full.
Pakistan has mounted renewed efforts to regain Chinese trust to reboot the CPEC.
What matters more — the numbers related to the economy or those of the managers of the economy?
Traders, truckers appear to be delusionally optimistic whereas big businesses dread resurgence of religious militancy.
The country's economic performance has been far from enviable.
‘The toxic IPR scene pollutes the business environment. It dissuades serious local players from directing funds towards research’
Keeping downside risks in sight some businesses suspect govt’s 4-5pc GDP growth projection for 2021-22 may not be actualised.
Last year economic slump and the lockdown curbed Eid related businesses.
In June 2021, export proceeds reached $2.7bn from $1.6bn in the corresponding month last year.
The JCC meeting was projected to accelerate the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and boost industrialisation.
Experts warn of adverse consequences if trade unions are deprived of their role in growth and exports.
Business leaders perceive the next six months to be critical.
The absence of a globally recognised drug certification facility raise doubts about the quality of available medicines.
The lack of very basic amenities in Karachi casts serious suspicions on the claims of improving governance in Sindh.
The budget serves the classes on the two extremes of the social scale, but offers little to households in the middle